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#191138 25-Jan-2016 13:40
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So last night I Casted my phone to my TV and was watching some YouTube Videos.

 

 

 

I only wanted to watch one particular Video and YouTube went in to Auto play mode and played other related videos.

 

 

 

However the strange thing was I did other things on my phone and the Casting carried on.

 

Even to the point of turning my phone of and back on again (the Casting symbol had gone by now)

 

The YouTube videos carried for a good 8 hourson my TV even though the Casting had stopped ?

 

 

 

Any ideas why this would happen as it seems a bit bizzare to me ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  #1478247 25-Jan-2016 13:44
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Pretty sure that's how Chromecast works. Once you've sent the task to the Chromecast, it downloads straight from the interwebs to the Chromecast itself. It's not streaming from your phone/device to the Chromecast.





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  #1478254 25-Jan-2016 13:49
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Its how it would work ideally. It doesnt always do that. Start a youtube playlist and then have the phone leave wifi and come back and it will reconnect to it and disrupt the playback of the playlist.





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  #1478267 25-Jan-2016 13:55
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Yes, it can be handy to start some music and then just leave it running.

However, regards the difficulty of stopping it. The persistent player controls for Netflix/twitch or other apps can randomly disappear even though the phone knows it is still casting.

This can make it very difficult to stop at the end of an episode or show.

For Netflix the player controls can come and go several times within an episode, which is an absolute bastard when you want to pause and seemingly can't do anything without turning casting off then back on again just to have the pause or stop button reappear.

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  #1478270 25-Jan-2016 13:58
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And that is why I rate the fire TV stick waaaaaay ahead of the chromecast.

 

 

 

Also the google cast built into my LG speakers is unreliable junk compared to the spotify connect.





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  #1478317 25-Jan-2016 15:15
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richms:

 

Its how it would work ideally. It doesnt always do that. Start a youtube playlist and then have the phone leave wifi and come back and it will reconnect to it and disrupt the playback of the playlist.

 

 

With Netflix if it loses connection with your phone, when you reconnect you regain control of the current playing show. Otherwise I use the pause button on the TV remote which works thanks to HDMI-CEC


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  #1478320 25-Jan-2016 15:22
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Most of the time it works upon reconnect, but it's a drawn out process disconnecting to be able to reconnect to regain control and hoping the app doesn't crash while doing it.

CEC is pretty hit and miss with implementation where some devices support some functions of it. On my very old Sony TV I can control my receiver, blue ray player but not chromecast via CEC. With my Panasonic smart TV I cannot control anything via CEC, even though the blue ray is also a Panasonic.

Despite the hassle though, the chromecast is still easier than any other device I use for streaming

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  #1478329 25-Jan-2016 15:33
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I dont really use it with netflix since that looked way better with the TV's native player, but I use it a lot for youtube so I can follow along on the tablet with comments etc as things play. It fails 2-3 times in most hour plus youtubing sessions as the tablet moves between wifi APs and briefly goes offline etc.





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